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covestro

evse

Electrical vehicle 
charging in cities
 
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Individual

Project

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3

weeks

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Spring

2020

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Umeå Institute

of Design

intro

How to implement more electric vehicle chargers in city environments for people living in apartments!

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tools & methods

RESERACH

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

VISUALISATION (RHINO, KEYSHOT PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR)

collaboration with 

background 

This project was in collaboration with Covestro, a company that specializes in different types of plastic and technology. We were asked to look in to charging stations for electrical vehicles.

challenge 

I was assigned to design EV chargers for city environments and people living in apartments. This was to be done by using already existing electricity sources, such as light poles, to enable more EV chargers to be installed in the city.

 

02/04

research

site visits & interviews

problems found

Video filmed and edited by Wilma Lindbäck - a great friend & designer<3
 Visit her portfolio here!
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Visibility is a problem, it is hard to know where the EV chargers are located
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90% of all EV owners prefer charging at  home over night. This is easy if you own a house but more difficult in cities due to the low amount of charging stations.
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The cables 
always get dirty and if you bring your own there is
a risk for it to get stolen

What if we could use already existing electricity sources in cities to install EV chargers to increase the amount where people actually live?

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03/04

concept development

moodboard - Covestro as a brand

ideating through sketching

prototyping to test out the proportions

 

04/04

Covestro EV charger

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interface - how use the charger

product details

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Covestro EVSE - utalising already existing electricity sources in cities

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